BY BUST Magazine in Artsy on Jun 12, 2014 |
At the time of her death in 2009, Vivian Maier was known only as a lifelong nanny and secretive loner. Today, she is hailed as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.
It's a miracle that street photographer Vivian Maier’s remarkable work ever saw the light of day. A career nanny who worked primarily in the affluent suburbs of Chicago for 40 years, starting in the 1950s, Maier took hundreds of thousands of pictures with her ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in General on Jun 03, 2014 |
Have you ever told a complete stranger one of your darkest secrets? What about creating typographic art out of a personal confession? If either of these interest you then you need to know about Anna Ladd’s photo series and the site 7 Cups of Tea.
Let me catch you up to speed. Last week I joined 7 Cups of Tea, which anonymously and securely connects real people in one-on-one chat sessions. You join as either an "active listener" or if you ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Artsy on May 31, 2014 |
Don't start chatting her up--she won't respond. Not because she's busy hurrying to save the lives of the crew of a doomed space mission, but because she's made out of silicone.All Steve Scott's Behance profile says is, this is a "project of mine to see how closely I could imitate life." Scott is an artist and illustrator, but also a portrait sculptor, a model/prop maker, creature FX creator and mould maker. The silicone used to make Sigourney come to life is ... Read More
BY Maddie Maschger in Artsy on May 30, 2014 |
If Holly Andres isn’t on your radar, you’re missing out. Andres is a Portland-based photographer whose work feels akin to the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Cindy Sherman, but all the more fresh and exciting. Her photographs often explore the tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext.
“I’m interested in the cognitive dissonance that can result from employing formal elements such as bright ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in General on May 16, 2014 |
These are not your Grandmother’s porcelain collectibles.
Artist Jessica Harrison has created a new series of iconic porcelain figurines. Her new body of sculptural work features romanticized women in pastel ball gowns with tattoos covering their bodies. From neck to wrist, each woman is covered in ornate body artwork. Harrison has featured similar figurines in her work before, however, in a much more morbid light. The Scotland-based artist ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Artsy on May 13, 2014 |
Skin: we're all wrapped up in it. But some of us have to consider it more often, and more seriously, than others. How would you feel if your skin bubbled and swelled wherever it was touched? Photographer Ariana Page Russell decided to make art out of it.She has dermatographia, a condition which makes her skin hypersensitive. She's used this interesting feature of her body like a canvas, drawing on her skin and then photographing the designs the raised ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter in Artsy on May 08, 2014 |
I have always been obsessed with the idea of growing up in a different decade. Would I still look like me? Would I still be like me? How would I dress?!
So it's no surprise that I am obsessed with Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub's photo project “Counter//Culture." Hartlaub, 16, created a photo series in which she interprets styles from previous decades. Using herself as a model, Hartlaub showcases fashion from previous decades ; her ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Crafty on Apr 30, 2014 |
What can 3d printing do? Prepare to have your mind blown.
1) 3D DIY Sex Toys
(Via: New York Toy Collective)
That's right, you can print highly personalized sex toys in the comfort of your own home. This is not a drill. I am convinced that this is why 3D printing was created. The technology is almost in place to allow anyone to print body-safe pleasure objects. This is what the future looks like, people.
2) 3D – Printed Cast(Osteoid ... Read More
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The artist Sarah Best creates astounding replicas of the female body, using it as a symbol that tracks the human desire for connection and intimacy; severed from the rest of the body, her sculpted hands and a cut-out collaged breasts take on a life of their own, worming their way up walls and pages and sometimes tracking blood in the process. The work, though sometimes gruesome, maintains a pulsating beauty; as if ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Crafty on Apr 30, 2014 |
Modern Girl Blitz combines witty feminism and fun design to create empowering art. This Etsy shop is run by Midge, an artist, blogger, and zine writer. Her adorable accessories and prints are sure to boost your feminist spirit.
For more on Midge's Modern Girl Blitz, scroll on!
Tell us about yourself.Hi! My name is Midge and I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. My background is in graphic design, but I now design and craft accessories for quirky ... Read More